Following a two year battle with Multiple Myeloma, Sally Elizabeth Land
Smith, age 73, of Indianapolis, passed from this life at 10:05 PM on
Monday, May 09, 2005.
Sally was born in Ashland, Kentucky, on July 31, 1931. She was the only
child of Leonard R. and Florris Seitz Land. Sally grew up in Knightstown,
Indiana, and graduated from Knightstown High School in 1948. She went on
to Indiana University where she met and married Merritt W. “Redd” Smith of
Plymouth, Indiana, in 1952.
Redd and Sally had two sons, Carson C. and Robin R. “Rob” Smith. The
family lived at 5 E. Pine Street in Knightstown until 1961 when, following
the death of Sally’s father, they moved to 7265 Sylvan Ridge Road in
Indianapolis, where Redd was a Vice President in the National Accounts
Division of the Indiana National Bank and, later, President and CEO of
Baldwin & Lyons Insurance Company.
Sally was a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association, the
Hoosier Hundred, the Woodburn Guild, the 12th Man Club, the Well House
Society and Alpha Chi Omega, and enjoyed her husband’s affiliation with
Highland Golf and Country Club. She was also a member the Children’s
Bureau Auxiliary and St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. She served as Chairman
of the 1970 Decorators’ Show House and President of the John Strange
Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.
She is survived by her husband, Redd, sons Carson (Patty) and Rob Smith,
and her three grandchildren, Sara, Alexander and Elizabeth.
Visitation and Memorial Services will be conducted in the Veterans Room
and Solarium at Flanner & Buchanan of Broad Ripple, 1305 E. Broad Ripple
Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220, phone (317) 475-4475. Calling is from 4:00
PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 12. A Memorial Service will be held the
following day at 2:30 PM on Friday, May 13.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the
Knightstown High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 121, Knightstown, IN
46148-0121, and/or to the Knightstown United Methodist Church, 27 S.
Jefferson Street, Knightstown, IN 46148-1244, and/or to the charity of
Please address condolences to:
Mr. Merritt W. “Redd” Smith
7265 Sylvan Ridge Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46240-3542
Phone (317) 849-2817